Saturday, August 13, 2011
Texas A&M To Say Goodbye To Big 12?
[HT:texas.rivals.com, theeagle.com, aggieyell.com]
Hum the tune of the Texas A&M fight song:
"Goodbye to Texas Uni-ver-sity
goodbye to the Big twelve---elve----elve----elve."
That appears to be the case in College Station Texas.
Monday at 3pm the Texas A&M System's board of regents will meet and with the final agenda of the meeting is "Authorization for the President to Take All Actions Relating to Texas A&M University's Athletic Conference Alignment, The Texas A&M University System."
It appears to that the A&M board of regents could vote as early as Monday to authorize a move into the SEC.
Their has been no confirmation from Texas A&M or the SEC that any discussions have been conducted between A&M and the SEC.
OSG favorite Chip Brown of Orangebloods.com cites a source indicating the nine member board of regents will vote to leave the Big 12 for the SEC.
The SEC remains very quiet on this subject however, rumors are flying about the domino effect Texas A&M's move to the SEC would create.
Florida State, Clemson, Missouri and Virginia Tech have been rumored to be on the SEC's short list should the conference feel the have to expand now.
Before Texas A&M votes to leave the Big 12 for the SEC consider this, Do you really want to make the move?
Does Texas A&M feel like it could challenge on a yearly basis for the SEC West title? Here's the Aggies record against the SEC West:
Texas A&M has an all-time record of 53-72-4 against the current six members of the SEC West.
24-40-3 all-time vs Arkansas
20-26-1 all-time vs LSU
1-3 all-time vs Alabama
2-0 all-time vs Auburn
4-0 all-time vs Mississippi
2-3 all-time vs Mississippi State
(Thanks FOSG Tony Barnhart of CBS Sports.com for those numbers.)
Keep in mind the NCAA favors Texas A&M's beef against Texas and the Longhorn Network as far as airing high school games and receiving the competitive advantages that go with it.
We will find out Monday if Texas A&M is moving on to the SEC and collectively says "To Hell With Texas."